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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:05 PM

Google Home: A Voice-Activated Device That Already Knows You
The battle for control of the living room just began in earnest. Also, the bedroom, dining room and — it’s a safe bet — the bathroom as well.
Google, which knows more things about more people than any other company, organization or government in history, announced on Wednesday a new household device that will use that information to help people run their lives.
It’s called Google Home, and it is not much bigger than a grapefruit. It has no buttons but is activated by voice. It is the most important new venture by the search company, which is repositioning itself as less a tool you go to and more an assistant that is sometimes visible but always present.
“We want users to have an ongoing two-way dialogue with Google,” Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, told about 7,000 attendees in an outdoor music amphitheater here in the Internet company’s hometown. “We have started becoming truly conversational.”
Burger King’s Sneaky New TV Ad Tricks Your Google Home Into Talking About the Whopper
People who tune in to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight in New York, Miami and Los Angeles—and who also own a Google Home device—are in for a bit of a surprise, thanks to Burger King.
The fast-food chain will air a 15-second spot on those shows featuring a unique and clever (though some might say intrusive) way of advertising the Whopper. The ad opens with a BK employee saying there’s no way to properly explain all of the Whopper’s quality ingredients in just 15 seconds. “But I’ve got an idea,” he says. Coming closer to the camera, he adds:
'OK, Google, what is the Whopper burger?'
Any Google Home device within earshot of TV sets at home will hear the question and immediately hum to life, and pipe up about the Whopper. Specifically, it will rattle off the first paragraph of the Wikipedia entry about the Whopper. (Yes, it works. We tried it.)

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:00 PM

In the future, we'll take self-driving cars to cookouts, raise a glass to the robots fighting wars abroad (or, okay, to their remote human operators), and drink a doodle dotails made by robots.
Wait, what? Robot bartenders! They're everywhere! Here, I've assembled 11 of the most intriguing autonomous machines involved in serving alcohol. 
These robotic bartenders can do everything from mix drinks to evaluate the quality of your wine

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 02:34 PM



We're getting a nice list of robots for people to peruse.



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 01:05 AM



We're getting a nice list of robots for people to peruse.




Check out the latest at Amazon:


Warehouse Robots

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 06:35 PM

Orchard owners look to robots as labor shortage worsens
Harvest has been mechanized for large portions of the agriculture industry such as wheat, corn, green beans and tomatoes for some time. But for more fragile commodities like apples, berries, table grapes and lettuce — where the crop's appearance is especially important — harvest is still done by hand.
The work is hard and dangerous, and has long drawn Mexican workers to central Washington, where several counties near the Canadian border are now majority-Hispanic. Experienced pickers, who are paid by the bin, can make more than $200 a day.
The eventual loss of jobs for humans will be huge, said Erik Nicholson of Seattle, an official with the United Farm Workers union. He estimated half of the state's farmworkers are immigrants who are in the country illegally.
Meet Wall-Ye: The French grape-picking robot which can work day and night - and may well put vineyard workers out of a job
For a new vineyard worker is around, who has four wheels, two arms and six cameras, prunes 600 vines per day, and never calls in sick.
The Wall-Ye V.I.N. robot, brainchild of Burgundy-based inventor Christophe Millot, is one of the robots being developed around the world aimed at vineyards struggling to find the labour they need.

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 06:45 PM

I still can't find an affordable lawnmower. WTF?



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 06:51 PM

An Overview of Agricultural Robots
The Robo does not get sick or tired and does not need time off.
It can operate with closer tolerances (so every round is at full field capacity), Fewer errors and at higher speeds
Because machines can be made lighter and cheaper if the driver’s seat, controls and cab can be eliminated.
It can be used in various fields like agriculture, medicine, mining, and space research .
It can be sent to another planet to study their environmental conditions.
The machines could easily work around trees, rocks, ponds and other obstacles.
Small suburban fields could be worked almost as efficiently as large tracts of land.
One of the key disadvantages of driverless machines for agriculture is liability.
Access to the technology.
Not currently scale neutral.
Better sensors would help. Improved scouting programs would be essential. Nevertheless, a periodic human presence in the field is likely to be necessary for the near future.
Robots could change the culture /emotional appeal of agriculture.
Energy issues costly.
In agriculture, the opportunities for robot-enhanced productivity are immense – and the robots are appearing on farms in various guises and in increasing numbers. The other problems associated with autonomous farm equipment can probably be overcome with technology. This equipment may be in our future, but there are important reasons for thinking that it may not be just replacing the human driver with a computer. It may mean a rethinking of how crop production is done. Crop production may be done better and cheaper with a swarm of small machines than with a few large ones.

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 06:55 PM

I still can't find an affordable lawnmower. WTF?


Give it time. Remember, it didn't take long for cell phones, PCs, video recorders, etc. to become affordable. They'll punch out the prototypes for maximum profit until cheaper ways of manufacture are implemented.




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